Australia, like America and Israel carries out a brutal policy of genocide on people whose land they have colonised. Of course in Australia and America, they have been at it for much longer than their Israeli friends.
Australia also has a vicious and cruel policy on migrants, locking them up in concentration camps on somebody else’s island. The colonisers have swamped the territories and now vastly out number the indigenous people, and as is customary with colonisers, the indigenous people are seen as lesser human beings, denied all the basic rights and receive the rough end of the "justice system". The first nation people of Victoria Australia, are now only 1% of the population, but make up 30% of the prison population. A true indicator of how they are treated. To boost prison spaces in Victoria, the authorities are useing shipping containers to house prisoners. Think of the heat stuck in a steel box, think of the cold when the temperature drops.
Recently in Victoria, Australia, a smoking ban in prisons sparked a riot that was stated by the Australian authorities, as the worst prison riot in recent times. I doubt that it was simply the smoking ban alone that brought this about, I have no doubt, it was a case of the last straw breaking the camel's back.
Melbourne, Australia, 01.07.15: Hundreds of prisoners at the Metropolitan Remand Centre in Ravenhall have rioted in response to a state-wide ban on smoking in all of the state of Victoria's prison hell-holes. The prisoners attacked screws, lit fires, rammed an exit door, torched prison vehicles and stormed a control room during what the cops are describing as one of the biggest prison riots in recent history. All prison staff were evacuated from the prison and heavily armed police goon squads entered the prison deploying tear gas in an attempt to suppress the riot. The riot began at around 12:20PM on 30.06.15 and continued until 03:00AM on 01:07:15 when the cops finally suppressed the uprising. There are reports from the corporate scum media that several prisoners were injured in the riot and that at least 2 screws got battered. As a result of the riot the entire prison system in Victoria is now on complete lockdown.
In response to the riot a snap action was held at a traditional First Nations meeting spot in the inner-city Melbourne suburb of Collingwood by First Nations Liberation (FNL) and their supporters in solidarity with the rioting prisoners. In the state of Victoria, First Nations peoples only make up 1% of the population but make up 30% of Victoria's prison population - this over-representation of First Nations people in the prison system is a direct result of the unceasing genocide that has been waged against First Nations people since the arrival of the colonists in the territories now commonly referred to as Australia in 1788. Afterwards a small group of anarchists painted graffiti on a nearby wall in solidarity with the rioters.
Solidarity and strength to the Ravenhall rioters who kept the screws and heavily armed cops at bay for almost 15 hours armed only with makeshift weapons, their fists and a fierce will to resist!
Fire To The Prisons! Destroy The Prison Society!